NICHOLL Laurence Keith 415383

LEST WE FORGET

Flight Sergeant Laurence Keith NICHOLL

Service No: 415383
Born: Perth WA, 29 October 1914
Enlisted in the RAAF: 9 October 1941
Unit: No. 454 Squadron, Berka III Landing Ground, Libya
Died: Air Operations (No. 454 Squadron Baltimore aircraft F559), Aegean Sea, 30 December 1943, Aged 29 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Samuel Barber Nicholl and Ann Nicholl, of Subiaco. Western Australia.
Roll of Honour: Subiaco WA
Remembered: Column 278, Alamein Memorial, Egypt
Remembered: Panel 105, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

No. 454 Squadron Baltimore F559 went missing during operations in the western Aegean Sea on 30 December 1943. The crew members of F559 were:

Flying Officer Derek Norman Armitage (142457) (RAFVR) (Navigator)
Flight Sergeant Claude Edward McEvoy (415540) (Wireless Operator Air Gunner)
Flight Sergeant Laurence Keith Nicholl (415383) (Wireless Operator Air Gunner)
Flight Sergeant Angus Paterson (411180) (Pilot)

References:

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/29/83